Friday, February 29, 2008
Now I'm thinking I should have insisted on using the car seat. Something should be better than nothing right? Apparently not according to AirTran.
Then I decided to call Peg Perego and ask them if the carseat I had was FAA approved and if so, why didn't it have the red sticker on it. They claim all USA authorized distributors will have the sticker on it and the online store I bought my carseat from apparently is not an authorized distributor and my carseat may not have been made for USA resale but for another country. Hmmm, I wonder if that's why I got such a good deal on it? So I decided to call the online store I bought the carseat from and see what they say about it.
They say someone will call me monday. I guess I'll wait and see.
We told Anthony he had to sit in the seat like a big boy and wear his seat belt.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The hotel we are at has the coolest treadmills ever, I promise if I had one of these at home I would use it everyday.* It has a built in TV on the monitor and you can plug your headphones into it to listen to the TV or you can connect your ipod to it. It also has three buttons below the TV screen that say walk/jog/run and you can set them to whatever speed you like then during your workout you can switch back and forth between speeds with the touch of a button. Perfect for the c25k interval training. It has some other very cool features, but those are the two that make me want to buy one. So yes, this means I got all 3 runs in for the week.
*I am safe making this promise because I know I will never convince Todd to buy me one. The home version cost $7,999.
We are having Thai food for the 3rd time on this trip, I think it is my favorite food. There isn't a Thai restaraunt anywhere near where we live, so I am getting as much of it on this trip as I can talk Todd into. Plus it makes good take out which we seem to be doing a lot of on this trip.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Here is a few pictures from our vacation thus far.
Monday, February 25, 2008
I guess we could still drive down there and check the construction progress out, but with a trusty next door neighbor who can take a few pictures for us, we have decided to not waste a vacation day driving down there.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Now I am going to go check in on a few other C25K participants and see if I am the only slacker.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Lucky for her, or maybe not, we are in Florida and only a 2 hour drive from the condo. So guess what? We are going to take a little drive and check things out for ourselves before we agree to sign a new lease with her for $300 less per month. I called her yesterday to see if she would be around, that we were in town and would like to come by and see the construction progress and then she could sign the new lease agreement. She said she was leaving town on Tuesday so we said we would come on Monday. She then tells me, maybe she will leave on Monday. She will have to check and get back with me. Sure sounds to me like she doesn't want us to come by and see that the construction really is almost done.
By the way, we figured out a way to get some sun with a baby. The hotel has these handy little half tents you can rent for the day and it blocks the sun and wind. It worked really well for about an hour and a half. Normally I would say it was a waste of $15, but an hour and a half in the sun was definitely worth it. The rest of the day it rained so we stayed inside.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Answer: 4 - one for upstairs, one for downstairs, one for grandmas and one for vacation in Florida.
(We tried to pack the one from home but ran out of room in our suitcase so decided to try and survive a week without it. After one day without it we decided we really needed one.)
Question: How does Anthony like the warm weather?
Answer: Were not really sure, but we think it makes him a bit grouchy.
Question: How did Anthony do on the plane?
Answer: Surprisingly well.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
When we got to Atlanta and went to our gate to check in they informed us that we were on stand-by and would have to wait and see if we would get seats. So we waited, and then didn't get seats. We then went to get booked on the next flight to Serasota only to find out it didn't leave till 9pm, (it was currently 3pm). The lady was kind enough to offer to fly us into another airport such as Tampa if we wanted, I THOUGHT YOU COULDN'T DO THAT! sure, fly us to Tampa, just get us there, a quick call to our travel agent and the rental car issue was taken care of. So we get to Tampa at 6pm only to discover that our luggage has not made it with us. I suspected this might happen, and soon discovered that it was waiting for us at Serasota airport, an hour in the opposite direction of where we were staying that night. (but they told us only 30 minutes) so we drove to Serasota and then back to New Port Richie (our final destination for the night) and arrived at 11:30pm!
A very long day, and the last time we will ever fly TranAir. I thought having a cute baby in tow would get us some sympathy, but I was very wrong! Oh and the flight to Tampa - they didn't mention that we wouldn't get to sit together and had been assigned 2 middle seats. How I'm supposed to nurse a baby so his ears wont hurt on take off and landing in a middle seat I don't know. I just got on the plane and sat next to Todd and when the person who's seat I was in showed up I kindly asked her to take my middle seat which thankfully she did! Finally, one nice person.
Okay, so were here, and have had a good nights sleep and it's 75 degrees outside, so I'm already getting over it, but I kind of want to write a letter and complain! We'll see how I feel about it when I get home.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
DETOUR ALERT: Apparently they closed the highway due to a 22 car accident, so we are going an alternate route, which right now doesn't look any better. I guess I better hope for a delayed flight, cause it is slow goings. Oh and Anthony is hungry. So far this trip is not starting out so good.
Oh and the 3 cars I saw in the ditch in the first 20 minutes of travel, well it only got worse, I have now seen many cars in the ditch or side of the road.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Well, I guess I can't complain about going to work, since I just complained about not getting to work, but you know how when you don't do something for a while, it's hard to get back into the habit of doing it again. That's kind of how I feel about work right now.
Friday my friend D'Arcy from WA is coming to visit for a few days, and then we leave for Florida, and so basically I wont work again until March 3rd, so really I need to go to work today. Why can't I just get a paycheck and stay home??
*The reason I don't like med/surg is because there is way too much paper work, last Monday when I worked there, I spent probably 2 hours providing patient care and the other 6 hours charting about it. Care plans, patient teaching, problem charting, narrative charting, assessment charting, 24 hour chart checks, vital signs, I/O's, % of meals eaten, hygiene care provided, meds given, and probably more, but seriously it's way too much!
There are other reasons I don't like med/surg but the paperwork is a major one.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I need to give a little background info before I continue with my venting:
As an agency nurse I mostly worked at 2 different hospitals, the first year and a half at ER #1 and then the past year and a half at ER #2. Well tonight I worked at hospital #1 for the first time in over a year, but I didn't get to work in the ER, they had me work on the medical floor, which I don't particularly care for, but since as I mentioned above, I haven't been getting many hours, I decided to suck it up and do it. Anyway, on my way out I stopped by the ER to say hi to my old coworkers and show them pictures of Anthony. Then we got to talking, and turns out the above mentioned agency nurse that moved in on my territory in ER #2, has also been working at ER #1 too. I was telling them how I am having to go back to my per diem job to pick up hours next month because agency work is slow, and they told me that this other agency nurse told all of them that I was fired from that job, and I didn't want to work as agency anymore after I had the baby! Hmmm, that's interesting because I have only met this girl once, and it was just briefly at shift change and I certainly didn't tell her all that, since none of it is true. Oh I am so annoyed, and this probably isn't making much sense but I am just so mad I had to vent to someone, and since it's 3am, no one is awake in my house to vent to, not even Anthony, because as of last night, he is sleeping 7 1/2 hours now, so here I am blogging about it.
Anyway, now I am just wondering what to do about this new found information, I already didn't care for the girl too much since I now have to compete with her to get any shifts, but now that I know she is talking about me to people I knew before she did and telling them lies of all things, I really don't like her. So should I just forget about it? Or should I take her aside next time I see her and say, "hey by the way, I wasn't fired from ****** and maybe you should check your facts before you start talking about people you don't even know. And another thing, those people that you talked to about me - they didn't believe you, and even if it was true, they didn't care, they still like me!" I would of course say this in a nice way, not in a mean confrontational way.
Okay, enough venting, I'm going to bed, I have a BLS class in the morning and I probably should get some sleep.
*I don't really think it's my territory, it's just that I was there first, so I am sort of bitter about the fact that they just replaced me while I was on maternity leave. I told them I'd be back!
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Getting closer to being able to roll over, look how his leg is pushing off the floor.
Sometimes I can go weeks without eating any of this, and some days (like today) I eat candy all day, (so far today, 3 mini almond joys). I really should get rid of these, but the cup is a hand painted gift from my sister Natalie, and the red candy dish I bought in Mirano, Italy and I don't want to put them away, and you can't have empty candy dishes laying around. The candy drawer is something Todd insists on having, and if it wasn't a candy drawer it would be a junk drawer, and I hate junk drawers even more than candy drawers. So you see my dilema here? I guess I still made progress, because I exercised 3 times this week, which is 2 times more than last week.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
After our workout I went to the nursery to pick up Anthony and the lady was holding him with the bottle next to her on the couch. There was also another bottle, one that wasn't Anthony's but it was the same brand, only it was a 6 oz bottle instead of the 4 oz bottle I had. Anthony's bottle had the cap on it and didn't look like any milk was missing (but I can't be entirely sure, because I can't remember exactly how much milk was in it) and the other bottle had the cap off and was half empty. So I calmly asked the lady, "Oh, he wasn't hungry?" She said, "he ate a little bit". So then I started thinking in my mind, surely she didn't give him milk from another baby's bottle. So as I'm putting him in his car seat right next to her, I was curious which bottle she would hand to me. And then I see her pick up both bottles and look at them and move them to the other side of her, probably hoping I hadn't noticed. Then she asks me, "how old is he again?" and I of course think she is only asking to help her figure out which bottle is his. Luckily she handed me the right bottle, but I will always wonder which one she really fed him out of. I wonder if they use a nanny cam at the nursery? If it was formula it wouldn't be as bad, but the thought of my baby drinking some other woman's breastmilk is just very unsettling. I know I will never really know, so I didn't feel the need to make an issue of it, but you can bet I will have his bottles labeled in some unforgettable way next time I leave him at the Y.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Now if only I could figure out how to make my myspace page look as cool as my friends' do.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Maybe I'm just too gullible, but I really thought that my screen could get clearer. Now I think I really need to get my eyes checked.
So if you send me email fw's and read this, I'm sorry I've deleted such entertaining emails, but don't be offended and stop now that I'm just starting to enjoy them. But only send the really good ones my way.